Friday, October 07, 2005

Blog spam flood

I have been flooded with blog comment spam, perhaps the most pernicious problem affecting blogs hosted by Blogspot. The spammers use software that searches for keywords and generates some text that directs people to a website. I had a post about hardware and I got this spam:

Found a lot of useful info on your site about soldering - thank you. Haven't finished reading it yet but have bookmarked it so I don't lose it. I've just started a soldering blog myself if you'd like to stop by
What is a soldering blog? Does it give advice about how to solder properly? Anyway, I finally got tired of deleting spam, so I have implemented the word recognition feature for comments.

2 comments:

gschindo said...

There is one prominent soldering blog on the web that I know of...it is the Weller Blog....www.weller.blog.com

Anonymous said...

Also, check out "All-Spec Current." It also has a lot of information on soldering as well. http://blog.all-spec.com/